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Clinical Qualifying Examination

At the end of the first year field internship, fellows take the Clinical Qualifying Examination which has both written and oral components. In the written exam, the fellow is asked to analyze a published piece of work and discuss selected theoretical and practice issues within it. In the oral exam, fellows prepare a clinical case and present it orally to a faculty committee at the school.

During the second field internship, fellows take a comprehensive examination which integrates learning from over the two-year period of study. For the comprehensive examination, a proposal is developed by the fellow in an area of his or her own interest. The examination takes the form of a comprehensive paper designed to move the fellow toward the preparation of a dissertation proposal.

The Dissertation

The dissertation is a required independent scholarly research project that must examine a topic relevant to clinical social work. Through completion of the dissertation, each fellow demonstrates the capacity to contribute to the development and dissemination of knowledge for the profession. The dissertation is the hallmark of all doctoral-level study and represents the achievement of a high level of professional performance as a practitioner/researcher.

Required Research Courses

The PhD program supports fellows' development and completion of the dissertation project through the series of required and elective research courses that provide the foundation of knowledge required both to assess prior research and to design and implement one's own research. Core research methods, including advanced statistics, are taught in depth.

Dissertation Seminar

A dissertation seminar is offered in session V to support fellows in the development of their own dissertation proposal; however, in those instances when a fellow is well along in preparation of a proposal, the dissertation seminar may be taken in session III. A research advisor is assigned to each fellow to assist the fellow in identifying and refining an area of study for the dissertation.

Dissertation Committee

A dissertation committee is appointed at the fellow's initiative to assist in the development of a dissertation proposal and in the completion, reporting and defense of the project. Each fellow's dissertation committee must consist of a minimum of three people: a chair and at least two members. At least two members of the committee must be members of the resident faculty at the Smith College School for Social Work. The fellow is responsible for identifying and recruiting both the chair and members of the dissertation committee. All dissertation committees must be approved by the program's research co-director.

Updated 11/4/13

Dissertation Titles


Kerstin A. Blumhardt

In Two Worlds: The Selfhood Experiences of
Adolescents 14-20 in Joint Custody Arrangements

Katya M. Cerar

Adolescent Male Sexual Abusers: Perceptions of the Nature and Outcome of Female Perpetrated Sexual Abuse

Kathryn B. Davis

Pathways to Ending Intimate Partner Violence
in the Lives of HIV-Positive Women: How Stigma and Attachment Inform Understanding and Intervention

Kenneth S. Epstein

Sharing Peace of Mind: How Do Levels of Couples Conflict Change Over Time and What Predicts Change

Clifton T. Hicks

The Impact of Adventure-Based Psychotherapy
on the General Functioning of Traumatized Pre- and Early-Adolescent Children of Color

Liz B. Johnston

Surviving Critical Illness: New Perspectives from Mixed Methods

Cara A. Segal

Enactments Between Clinical Practice Teachers
and Their Students: How Do We Understand and Make Pedagogic Use of This Phenomenon?

Beverly M. Simmons

Clinician, Agency and Environment Variables
Related to Clinical Social Workers’ Involvement With Evidence-Based Practice

Vickey R. Sultzman

African American Mothers Living With HIV/AIDS:
Disclosure to an Adolescent Child, Stigma, Psychological Distress and Illness Severity

Jennifer L. Swantkowski

Hooked Again: The Experience of Projective
Identification in Parents of Individuals Diagnosed With Borderline Personality Disorder


Elissa N. Baldwin

Parents with children in psychotherapy: How do parents describe their alliance with their child's psychotherapist?

Sally Davis Comer

A comparison of family environment and attachment relationships among families raising children with bipolar or unipolar disorder and families raising healthy children

Andy Dunlap

An investigation into changes in the coming out process over time

Kari Lynne Fletcher

Perspectives on needs of school children within National Guard families from military-affiliated providers and civilian educators: Implications for school social work

Susan B. R. Gibbons

Enhancing therapist empathic performance: An empirical investigation

Jennifer W. Jencks

The inter-relationship of trauma, depression, anxiety, and male juvenile delinquency

Elizabeth Kita

Public safety, psychological security: An exploratory study of how California parole agents experience their work

Joanne Leon

Depression among Latina pregnant women: The impact of acculturation, coping styles and social support

John F. Linder

Survey of California hospice social workers' knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and experiences regarding death with dignity or physician assisted suicide and other means of hastened death

Mariann Mankowski

Reintegration and readjustment experience, identity and social support for women veterans returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation enduring Freedom: A qualitataive study

Susan Pasco

Evaluating effects of training on assessing and managing suicide risk with social work graduate students

Megan Theriot Keen

Coping with post-combat injury: Responses from a media presentation with military and civilian families


Josephine A. Chase

Native American elders' perceptions of the boarding school experience on Native American parenting: An exploratory study

Kristine Michelle Dennery

School-based mental health clinicians: An exploration of supervision, training, and job satisfaction

Rose Latino

Never forgetting: Bereavement associated with September 11th

Geoffrey Walker Locke

Guilt and pathological gambling among college students

Sarah E. Miller

Parallel experiences: Associations between providing attachment based treatment to children in foster care and clinical social workers' sense of self-efficacy


Maureen Kaplan

Boundary ambiguity and the maintenance of borderline personality traits: Adolescent girls in foster care

Colette Duciaume-Wright

In their own words: A comparative study of the attachment experiences of special needs adoptive families


Ana Selma Berrios

The impact of Acculturation on first generation Puerto Rican women's identity: An exploratory study

Cathy Kerr

Gender-responsive treatment: What women say. A qualitative exploratory study of women's experience with an innovative treatment program

Dale Satorsky

Wearing the clothes of the dead: Material object use in grief

Dana Schneider

Beyond the baby: Women's narratives of childbirth, change and power

Rose Sullivan

A different kind of fraternity: Group dynamics and psychological change in male batterers

Vikki Winbush

Parent-created help-seeking pathways: A narrative explanation of their development and role in facilitating treatment for adolescents with mental illness


Ann Marie Garran

Cultural competence, racial identity, and ethnocultural empathy in therapeutic engagement with at-risk, urban adolescents of color

Eunjung Lee

Cross-cultural dialogue and its impact on the alliance in cross-cultural psychotherapy process

Nora Padykula

Baccalaureate social work curriculum: A study examining student attachment styles, capacity to mentalize, and reflective learning style

Lesia Shepel

Potential triple jeopardy: A descriptive cross-sectional study of the impact of vicarious traumatization and secondary traumatic stress on aboriginal child welfare

Allison Sibley

Components of parental involvement and treatment outcomes in a community-based mental health clinic

David Votruba

Interpersonal guilt and college adjustment among first-generation college students


Jennifer Lisa Bluth

An exploration of the perception of body image satisfaction and depression among preadolescents and adolescents

Delia J. Gonzalez-Sanders

Familismo and resilience in Latino family caregivers of dementia-afflicted relatives: An ethno-cultural cross-sectional study

Chikako Nagai

Understanding and responding to culturally based spiritual phenomena: Traditional Asian cultural and eastern spiritual perspectives

Barbara Phillips

Seeing in order to listen, listening in order to see: Narratives of deaf/hearing couples

Debra Kraushaar Ruben

Well being of mothers employed outside the home: A comparison of hourly and salaried women

Nelly Rojas Schwan

The relationship between cultural competence and professional training, ethnicity, and experience. An analysis of an organization's cultural diversity journey: A multi-method case study


Maryellen Butke

Cultivating hardiness: Group therapy research with urban adolescent girls

Gael McCarthy

Doing well and doing poorly in care: Caregivers' attachment status and other risk and resilience predictors of children's outcomes in kinship, foster, and adoptive placements

Elizabeth Rodriguez-Keyes

A qualitative study on how second generation Puerto Rican women negotiate living between two cultures

Ellen Smith

Still here: Trauma, illness, and coping in the lives of women with HIV/AIDS

Joseph Smith

Therapists' reactions with adult female sex abusers/offenders: implications for policy & practice

Christopher Vaughan

I am what I am: Management of unconscious conflict in coming out behavior of young gay men


Beatrice Armendariz

In search of a Mexican American perspective on health care: An examination of curanderismo and the elderly patient's healing process

Joanna Bettmann

Shifts in attachment relationships: A quantitative study of adolescents in brief residential treatment

Patricia Demont

Case studies of patient-therapist collaboration in examining transference themes through the CCRT method

Bill Etnyre

Growing up gay is still hard to do: A look at developmental experiences of gay youth

Mary Hart

What five-year-old children say about their attachment security and their coping strategies when presented with stressful situations in story form: An exploratory study

William Heran

The effects of global empathy training on attachment styles, social competencies, and empathy deficits with male adolescent sex offenders in court-ordered residential treatment

Mark Jacobsen

When sons become fathers: An exploration of post-feminist fathers and their internalized representations of the father-son relationship

Efrosini Kokaliari

Deliberate self-injury: An investigation of the prevalence and psychosocial meanings in a non-clinical female college population

Kim Thompson

The phenomenology of loss: interpersonal and intrapsychic experiences in women with ovarian cancer


Annette Bailey

School-based mental health providers: Characteristics, tasks, and job responsibilities

Sherri Ettinger

Meeting the mental health needs of female students of color on two college campuses: A multimethod study

Mary Lisa Franch-Henry

Siblings reared with an alcoholic parent: A multimethod study of sibling social support and family structural characteristics

Melissa Grady

Effects of an empathy-focused group treatment program for incarcerated sex offenders

Kathy Graves

Resilience and adaptation among Alaska Native men

J. Camille Hall

An exploratory study of the role of kinship ties in fostering resilience among African American adult children of alcoholics

Ziva Levite

A tango of loving hate: Couple dynamics in high conflict divorce

Galina Markova

The relationship between parental mental representations, attachment style, and institutionalization of children in Bulgaria

Bernard Marshall

Unconscious guilt as an explanation for male genital exhibitionism

Yona Weiss

The importance of the peer group in the Israeli kibbutz for the development of adult attachment style


Brian Beech

An explorative and comparative analysis of female juvenile Firesetters

Thomas Brauner

Efficacy of attachment-oriented family therapy interventions for children with developmental disabilities: An exploratory descriptive study of process and outcome in a therapeutic preschool

Julie Canfield

An exploratory study of secondary traumatic stress and vicarious traumatization among child psychotherapists

Laura Lewis

The use of physical objects in mourning by midlife daughters who have lost their mother

Pamela Lotenberg

Shirk and Russell's case formulation prototypes: Are they reliable categories?

Michael Mabanglo

A quasi-experimental study of a school-based psychoeducational group for traumatized school-aged children and their parent/caregivers

Sydney Spears

The essence and meaning of whiteness as perceived by White social workers: A phenomenological study

Lisa Werkmeister-Rozas

The effect of intergroup dialogue on cross-racial friendship and cross-racial interaction in a learning environment

Darryl Wheat

Women prisoner's perspectives on the prison family


James Gardner

Uprooting at midlife: Developmental challenges and successful adaptation for middle-aged Soviet Jewish immigrants

Jeana Hayes-Carrier

Moving through the loss: The maternal experience of grief following the unexpected death of a teenage child

Martha Pierce

A visit to Motel 6: Clinicians' responses to suicidal adolescents in an era of managed care

Robert Sills

Narratives of newlyweds: Aspects of empathy and their influence on marital and individual happiness and marital stability


C. Susanne Bennett

Two mothers and their child: A multimethod study of parenting bonds and division of labor within lesbian adoptive families

Cheryl-Anne Cait

Death and identity: When an adolescent girl's parent dies

Carol Cohen

Individual psychotherapy with deaf and hard of hearing individuals: Perceptions of the consumer

Melissa Doyle

An interplay based social skills group for children with Asperger's Syndrome

Johnnie Hamilton-Mason

Transactional learning and double consciousness: Voices of students of color within racism and oppression Courses

Elizabeth Keenan

From strangers to working partners: Interactional process of sociocultural issues in the beginning phase of cross-cultural social work practice

Catherine Orzolek-Kronner

The relationship between attachment patterns and guilt in the function of eating disorder symptoms: Can symptoms be proximity-seeking?

Shoshana Shonfeld-Ringel

The effect of fulture on the working alliance between Asian American clients and western therapists

Stephanie Swann

Understanding lesbian identity as a phenomenon with two separate but inclusive processes during adolescence and young adulthood


Irene Cirillo

The relationship of constructive aggression to resilience in adults who were abused as children

Dale Dingledine

Standing in the shadows: Adult daughters of alcoholic mothers

Sheila Roger Faucher

"Successful" female clinicians' perceptions of their relationship with their fathers: Impasses and resolutions

John Giugliano

Out-of-control sexual behavior: An exploratory study

Janice Houston-Little

African American men and their daughters: Daughters' perceptions of their fathers through narrative reconstruction

Janet Kowal

Self-psychological issues for mothers who launch their firstborn to college

Karen Lynn

Adult consequences of experiencing maternal loss during adolescence as reflected in the treatment relationship

Sheila Margiotta

Effects of "person-under-train" incidents on locomotive engineers

Leigh Tuttle

Countertransference within the context of clinical supervision

Starr Wood

Object relations, alexithymia, symptoms of psychological distress, and methadone treatment outcome


Karen Bellows-Blakely

Psychotherapists' personal psychotherapy and its perceived influence on clinical practice

Ann Marie Glodich

Psychoeducational groups for adolescents exposed to violence and abuse: Assessing the effectiveness of increasing knowledge of trauma to avert reenactment and risk-taking behaviors

Sallie Deans Lake

Having a baby: The meaning given to one's pregnancy and early motherhood by White American teenagers

Arlene Montgomery

Comparison of two efforts to identify core conflictual relationship themes in psychotherapy narratives


Judith Batchelor

Adaptation to prolonged separation and loss in institutionalized children: Influences on the psychological capacities of adults "orphaned" throughout childhood

Jean Coe

Developmental perspectives on women's experiences of loneliness

Margery Daniel

The role of sibling mental representations and attachments in the experience of adult relatedness

Leslie Fleischer

Dimensions of personality functioning: Implications for clinical social work assessment

Susan Fortgang

Core conflictual relational themes of women childhood sexual abuse patients

Vincent Gilpin

Mystical experience and psychosocial development

Mary Butteweg Gratton

Case studies in the therapeutic introduction of a transitional object to recast the relational experience of abused children

Robert Gratton

A descriptive study of children born to Vietnam veterans diagnosed with PTSD

Maconda Brown O'Conner

Development status of affect management in adjudicated adolescent males

Henry Powers

An assessment of pre-Oedipal guilt

Hector Rosario

The descriptive quality of object representation and idealization in a clinical Puerto Rican sample

Caroline Rosenthal

Toward a better understanding of the use of psychodynamically informed treatment with Latinos: Findings from clinical experience

Alan Schroffel

To what extent does the availability, quality, and style of supervision correlate with the degree of clinician job satisfaction?

George Tsukuda

The long-term effects of internment on pre-adolescent Japanese American males

Jean Twomey

Implications of maternal mental representations of absent fathers to their preschool children


James Jay Canning

The effect of family support on the alliance in psychotherapy with psychiatrically disturbed parents

Maryke Cramerus

A psychoanalytic model of social anxiety

Marian Harris

Factors that affect family reunification of African American birth mothers and their children placed in kinship care

Tanya Harrison

A study of mothers' adult attachment and interaction while feeding their toddlers

Michael Hayes

Empathic performance of the clinician as a function of mental representation and attentional Focus

Laurie Herzog

Redefining women's mentorships in academe: The influence of significant work relationships on the development of self and vocation in adulthood

Martha Sweezy

Trauma and recidivism to prison: What's guilt got to do with it?

Adrienne Wolmark

Feminism and psychoanalysis: Narratives on development theory and practice


John David Bassett

Psychological correlates in induced hypomasculine and hypermasculine physiques: Male anorexics and body Builders

Susan Bliss

Environmental factors and cognitive deficits as they relate to the development of egocentrism and narcissism in adolescents

Jonathan Diamond

Narrative means to sober ends: Language, interpretation, and letter writing in psychotherapy and recovery

Patricia Henry Hensley

Psychodynamic clinical social workers' theories of therapeutic cure: A qualitative study

Josephine Nol

A comparison between feminist and control/mastery therapists' case formulations

Elyse Garlick Schneider

An examination of post-disclosure adjustment in childhood incest victims

Jennifer Tolleson

The transformative power of violence: The psychological role of gang life in relation to chronic traumatic childhood stress in the lives of urban adolescent males

Davelyn Vidrine

An exploratory study of the nature and process of change in the God and self-Representations of seminary women

Susen Weimer

Developmental factors and ego state changes in female delicate self-cutters


Maria Jordan Yellow Horse Brave Heart

The return to the sacred path: Healing from historical trauma and historical unresolved grief among the Lakota

Richard Feinberg

Adaptation to mortality at the psychosocial stage of integrity vs. despair: An examination of experience in male retirees

Vida Grayson

Unbidden images: The role of imagery in traumatic stress

Colin Hollidge

The psychological adjustment of siblings to a diabetic child

Carole Mucha

The effects of early, average, or late onset of menarche on girls' adolescent social development

Brian Rasmussen

Metaphor and psychotherapy: A qualitative study of borderline and non-borderline psychotherapy sessions

Barbara Phelps Rainwater Redinger

Assessing self development through object representational descriptions in a psychotherapy group of women with borderline personality organization


Leavelle Cox

Childhood adversity and the successful, resilient Black adult: A retrospective qualitative study

Sylvia Forman

The experience of separation-anxiety considered from the vantage point of recent infant research findings: inability to separate, or inability to attach?

Edith Fraser

Family influences on self-esteem and adaptation to college for first Generation African American women: An exploratory study

Dianne Friedman

Identification of a visual or auditory modality profile preference of child and parent: A comparative study of latency age children diagnosed as conduct disorder or depressive disorder

Rosemary Hazelton

The long-term effects of parental separation on young adult relationships: The role of early attachment

Faye Mishna

Group therapy for adolescents with learning disabilities and related psychosocial problems: A qualitative analysis

Ellen Emerson Nigrosh

The role of conscious and unconscious guilt in adaptation to college

Jane Rudd

Young men's relationships with their fathers and their peers: A correlational study

Vivian Shapiro

Bridging the losses in biographical discontinuities through narrative reconstruction


D. Joseph Courtney

Transference tests of unconscious pathogenic beliefs in therapy: The application of the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group's Plan Formulation Method to group psychotherapy

Ann Daniels

Reminiscence, object relations and depressions in the elderly

Jody Shachnow

The family environment of young women hospitalized for borderline personality disorder

Carole Stalker

Adult female victims of childhood sexual abuse: Attachment, organization and adaptation

Robert Twigg

What price foster care? The effect of the foster care experience on the foster parents' own children: An exploratory study


Allison Brownlow

The relationship between a mother's mental representations of her child and her child's adjustment in day care

Kim Jones

The effects of father absence on adolescent separation-individuation

Nancy Kahn

The adult bat mitzvah: Its use in female development

Sheila Platt

The process of learning in clinical social work students

Howard Snooks

Medical utilization change following brief psychotherapy


Philip Barrett

The fantasized lost object in miscarriage and stillbirth: A study of prequickening and postquickening response to loss

Sylvia Beard

Adaptive pathways of children disfigured by burn injury

Michael Becker

The role of self and object representations in the response of patients to the argon laser treatment of their port wine stains

Shelley Brauer

The supervisory relationship as a factor in the development of the student's sense of self as a clinician

Neil Campbell

Adaptations to emergent fathering in a prenatal educational support group

Dorothy Doucette

Daughter's mental representations of a deceased father in late adolescent development negotiations

Terry Northcut

The level of referential activity in time-limited dynamic psychotherapy

E. Anne Riley

Early histories and developmental deficits of child abusing mothers: A psychodynamic profile

Gail Wittkin Sasso

The meanings of work to women: Maternal identifications of employed women and their homemaking mothers

Cheryl Springer

Individuation and connectedness in the adjustment of young adolescents to parental divorce: An exploration of gender differences

Jay C. Williams

An exploration of affect labeling in impulsive aggressive boys


Kathryn Basham

Moral courage and noncustodial mothering: A study of interactional and cognitive perspectives

Judith Belle Brown

The impact of developmental antecedents on the personal and professional well-being of female family physicians

Margaret Waller Burhoe

Mid-adolescent girls who physically fight other girls in school

Stephen Cadwell

Issues of identification for gay psychotherapists treating gay clients with HIV spectrum disorder: Special vulnerability and its management

Alice Chornesky

Paternal images, reworking experiences and parental awareness among fathers of latency-age children

Maria Corwin

Dysfunctional cognitive sets and depressive experiences: A comparison of borderline dysthymic and primary dysthymic responses to loss

Nina Heller

Object relations and symptom choice in bulimics and self-mutilators

Carol Jensen

Affect development status in adolescents with emotional disorders

Dorothy Harper Jones

Synchrony in the separation-individuation experience of mothers and their "practicing" infants: A comparative analysis of African mothers and their infants and African American mothers and their infants

Sharon McQuaide

Superego issues contributing to apprehension over public speaking

Michael Reison

Developmental antecedents affecting the potential for growth during the transition to fatherhood

Sandra Payne Richards

Early communication and level of mental representation in the profoundly deaf

Wendy Rosen

Self-in-relation development in lesbians and the mother-daughter relationship

Jeff Schrenzel

Developmental gains associated with long-term membership in Alcoholics Anonymous

Gale Terry

Emotional availability and depression in mothers of preschool children

Cecily Weintraub

Dual coding influences on the formation of clinical impressions


Holly V. Humphreys

Transfer between clinicians for the patient with chronic schizophrenia in a clinic: Factors that predict smooth continuation in treatment

Michael J. Loughran

Emotional disengagement from fathers as a factor affecting the postdivorce adjustment of young adolescent sons

Dennis A. Miehls

Marital attachment patterns and change in one's mental representations

Betty Morningstar

Shifting sexual object choice in adult women: A study of the developmental achievements and adaptation of a sample of late-emerging lesbians

Deborah Dolan Power

Projective identification and the mother's image of her psychiatrically hospitalized child

Elaine Robb

Crisis intervention in a children's psychiatric day treatment program: Its beneficial characteristics

Sharon M. Roberts

Adolescent acting-out, ego development, and family interaction: A study of hospitalized adolescents and their parents

Diane L. Rotnem

An examination of the association between maternal depression and the behavioral functioning of school age children

Mark W. Weber

Adaptation to recurring psychosis: An exploratory study of schizophrenic clients' efforts to understand, explain, and integrate their deviant experiences


Susan Childers

The relationship between premorbid social adjustment and long-term outcome in DSM-III schizophrenia

Seth Hunt Montgomery

The evolution of the therapeutic representation through the course of psychotherapy

Kathleen Novak

The psychological development of very low birth weight, premature infants

Susan Carol Shulman Polit

Adult daughters: The psychological impact of their aging mothers' need for care

Kenneth Dane Wenning

Borderline children two to eight years later: A follow-up study


Susan Donner

Lawrence Kohlberg's theory of moral development and object relations theory

Louise Enoch

Never-married women: A study of adaptation

Kathleen Reardon

The effects of learning: A model of clinical learning on supervisory behavior

Bruce John Thompson

The experience of distress and adaptation in response to the threat of AIDS in healthy gay men: An exploratory study


Caroline Corkey

Adult relationship functioning of children treated in a day psychiatric hospital

Harriet Meek

Precursors to reciprocity

Margaret Wool

Exploration study of extreme denial in breast cancer patients


Joyce Kraus Aronson

The level of object relations and severity of symptoms in the normal weight bulimic patient

Wendy Haskell

The role of the mother-daughter relationship in the choice regarding motherhood

Carla Ann Monroe-Posey

The long-term psychological effects of father-daughter incest on young adult women

Stephanie Nurenberg

Psychological development in borderline adolescents in wilderness therapy

Rita Schein

The use of a television role model in facilitating the mourning process for institutionalized latency aged boys

Raphael Triana

The representational world of combat in Vietnam veterans: A study of post-traumatic stress

Lyle Lobel Warner

Adopted women's search for the biological mother: A developmental perspective

Diana Zacarian

Qualitative and conceptual characteristics of object representations and types of depressive experiences in normal and clinical adults


Ami Gantt

Inpatient treatment as a holding environment for borderline adults

Karen Lee Peterson

An exploration of the separation-individuation processes in the Down syndrome child

Geraldine Scheller-Gilkey

Case studies of unmarried adolescent mothers from a developmental perspective


Bettye Clement

Father-infant interaction and its relationship to the father's sex role identification

Thomas Doherty

Patterns of adaptation to military retirement: An exploratory study

Martha Gabriel

A descriptive-exploratory probe of a developmental formulation for boredom in adults

Robert Jolley

An exploration of separation-individuation in families with adopted infants

Joanne Lindy

Social and psychological influences on children's adaptation to the death of a parent

Phyllis Shepard-Spiro

Separation-individuation issues in the mother-daughter relationship for patients with anorexia nervosa


Yvonne Holyman Dodson

An exploration of a therapeutic model oriented to the narcissism of the borderline patient

Helene Jackson

The impact of combat stress on adolescent moral development in Vietnam veterans

Kathy DeBell Rees

Mourning and object relations in the elderly

Betty Smith

Exploration of the effects of an in-service training program on staff relations

Elaine Spaulding

The formation of lesbian identity during the "coming out" process

Ruth Winter

The separation-individuation negotiations of asthmatic toddlers and their mothers


Jacinta Lu Costello

A follow-up study of formerly hospitalized borderline adolescents

Marybelle Fisher

An exploration of the clinical learning process in a time-limited psychotherapy training program

Suzan Kamm Kartell

The father's influence on the woman's development in the post-Oedipal period

Beth Kemier

Resolution of anticipatory grief as related to object relationship functioning

Joan Deborah Lampert

Treatment caesurae: A follow-up study of borderline adolescents who failed to complete psychiatric hospitalization

Joan Robin Robb

An interactional, developmental model of the emergence of the childhood accident problem

June Townsend

The effects of ego deficits on parenting an MBD child, examined in parental group therapy


Barbara L. Nicholson

Treatment response to methadone maintenance and its relationship to object relationship functioning


Dorien Mintzer Greenberg

Parental reactions to an infant with a birth defect: A study of five families

Allen Johnson

Developmental achievement in latency-aged spina bifida children